AccurioJet KM-1e achieves deinking certification for uncoated paper

[Press Release]        

Vietnam, 03 Sep 2021

Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e press has been accredited by INGEDE, the International Association of the Deinking Industry, for the deinking of uncoated paper printed on the system, enabling such papers to go into the recycling process.  

Deinking is the removal process of printing ink from recovered paper during recycling. Key process steps for deinking are the detachment of ink film from the paper, ink fragmentation into a suitable size range and removal from the pulp slurry.

Konica Minolta’s digital inkjet B2+ sheetfed UV colour inkjet, which has been referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of printing because it has so many uses, had previously been accredited the INGEDE deinking certification for coated papers. After rigorous testing and evaluation of uncoated papers by INGEDE, in which the KM-1e press achieved an extremely high rating in the “Assessment of Print Product Recyclability – Deinkability Test” (INGEDE Method 11), the accreditation has been extended further.

A Word from Mr Koji Yoshida, Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

“With the deinking accreditation, this is another positive boost for customers of the AccurioJet KM-1e” said Mr Koji Yoshida, Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia. “We are proud to receive the accreditation from INGEDE. This is a testament to our extensive hard work and inspiration made possible by our development teams and underpins our commitment towards sustainability.”

 

About the AccurioJet KM-1e B2+ UV Inkjet Press

Launched in May 2021, Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1, which is referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” of printing thanks to its versatility with substrates and applications. Its successor, the AccurioJet KM-1e will benefit from Konica Minolta’s unique Dot Freeze Technology™. The patented process, known as DFT, has overcome one of the fundamental challenges of inkjet printing – uncontrolled ink dot movement that reduces print quality and workable materials. The technology uniquely self-freezes ink drops upon contact with materials, resulting in superior colour stability and consistency and excellent results with instantly dry perfects prints.

Customers can experience a live demonstration of the AccurioJet KM-1e from their own homes or offices with a Konica Minolta representative through scheduled appointments in Konica Minolta’s very own Virtual Showroom. This new immersive experience for customers and prospects is part of its holistic approach in the “new normal”.

With the accreditation by INGEDE, Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e is a press that enables almost endless possibilities for printing on a vast range of different substrates, and with so few digital presses having achieved this deinking standard, the press stands out even more from the competition now, giving our customers greater possibilities to grow their businesses in a sustainable way.

 

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Vietnam

Konica Minolta is a market-leading provider of trusted technology solutions for enterprise, government, small business, education and manufacturing and is dedicated to shaping workplaces of the future.

Through innovation and partnerships, we provide comprehensive information technology solutions and consultancy to optimise business processes with workflow automation to help business improve and optimise their processes. Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’ (IDC MarketScape, 2020).

We are committed to creating value for our customers and society, and to contributing to a sustainable, equal and fair world. Being recognised and awarded for our contribution to society, we strive and work towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout our business and supply chain.

With over 44,000 employees worldwide and operating in over 150 countries, Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, one of the most prestigious global indices of ESG investment, for eight years in a row. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia, based in Singapore, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta, Inc., Tokyo, Japan.  For more information, please visit https://www.konicaminolta.com/

 

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Vietnam Co., Ltd.

Mr. Dong Thanh Lam
National Marketing Communications Manager
Marketing Department – Head Office in Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (028) 3915 4242
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